Irish PM denies that the EU is conspiring to reverse the Brexit vote, but says a second referendum would not be "anti-democratic"
: I have no desire to see any borders in Ireland, or between Northern Ireland and the UK, we'll do everything we can to prevent that, N. Ireland shouldn't have to choose between prioritising trade with the UK or EU, special arrangements are possible
Varadkar: fundamnetally what we have have to move away from is any idea that any country can have a relationship that involves taking all the benefits and none of the responsibilites and obligations. That's the fundamental thing we need to insist on
Taoiseach @campaignforleo: I will absolutely fight hard to ensure we can have as close as possible partnership and relationship between UK-EU it's in Ireland's, British people and EU's interest
Farage to Vardakar: "You're prepared to put your devotion to the European project above the interests of Irish farmers."
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Irish PM explains what many in EU tend to forget. "In a global context we are a Union of small countries." Explains that if EU member states give in to Nationalism they will give up even more influence in the world. He makes strong, measured case for EU in front of EP
EP Brexit coordinator @guyverhofstadt tells @campaignforleo EU will be behind him in Brexit negotiations says "in these negotiations we are all Irish"
Juncker: (Good Friday Agreement) peace can be fragile, I see no more important use of our new budget than guaranteeing and financing the peace process in Ireland, this is an unconditional European commitment
Juncker: the commission and Irish government worked tirelessly and side by side to reach the sufficient progress needed to move onto the next phase of the Brexit talks, this partnership will continue and grow stronger
"When it comes to Ireland, we are all for one and one for all" says @JunckerEU in debate with irish @RealTaoiseach
Juncker: when it comes to issue of Ireland in Brexit negotiations, EU is united, It is all for one, one for all
: I hope new relationship between UK-EU is as close and as deep as possible but consistent with the need of the union to protect our internal market and custom union
Taoiseach: "Ireland has moved from being a net beneficiary of the EU Budget to a net contributor. Nonetheless, we are open to contributing more, but only if it is spent on things that contribute to the advancement of the European ideal."
: as negotiations move forward into phase 2 we will continue to rely on EP support and solidarity, as we work to ensure what has been promised in theory is delivered in practice and there can be no backsliding on this
Irish Taoiseach @campaignforleo addressing the EP on FutureofEurope says breakthrough in getting sufficent progress in phase 1 of negotiations means UK has guaranteed that whatever the future relationship between UK-EU is a hard border on island of Ireland will be avoided
Ireland PM Leo Varadkar says the EU is decisive point in our history and we meet today in solidarity and with a renewed sense of purpose
Access to single market post-Brexit will depend on high UK agriculture standards, says Irish Farmers Association
Ryanair says it has contacted Austrian administrator of airline Niki to express its interest in buying it
Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan, of "The Cranberries," has died at age 46
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Dublin Fire Brigade: Residents downwind or close to the St Margarets fire should close their windows to prevent smoke entering your home. Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues.
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Dublin Fire Brigade have 8 units attending the St Margarets / Sandyhill fire near the airport including aerial ladder and foam unit Dublin fire
Downing Street has announced Karen Bradley has been appointed as Northern Ireland Secretary, moving from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
18yo Syrian refugee stabbed a Japanese to death in Ireland, two other people injured: Police investigating if it is terror related
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1 dead, several injured after stabbing spree in Ireland; man from Syria in custody
Dunmurry: 18-year-old shot in both ankles
Senior EU officials tells the Irish border dilemma will remain "one of the very difficult" issues in Phase II of the Brexit negotiations
: I hear anything from Canada plus…to Norway plus …and it's impossible to know what those meanif you leave the CU and SM it's not possible to retain all the benefits it is a sad reality but as UK holds that position they are going to lose things
: I want to make sure what we agreed in Brexit joint report last week is stitched in the withdrawal agreementthat will be a legally binding international agreement
: many leaders agreed reason why EU got a good outcome in 1st phase of Brexit is because of European unity and we now need to maintain that unitywe agreed that there wouldn't be bilateral negotiations
on what a 'hard border' means to him: no physical infrastructure no associated checks or controls